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Just in; Chelsea star keen to extend his stay at Stamford bridge



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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel (photo by Getty images)

Chelsea star keen to extend his stay at Stamford bridge

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger who is currently with Germany in the 2020 Euros is reportedly open to extending his stay at the club and wants to sign a new long-term deal.

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The German played a key role for Chelsea in the second half of last season and helped them to their second Champions League title.

After being snubbed by former manager Frank Lampard who was relieved of his managerial position earlier this season, Rudiger turned his season around under Thomas Tuchel and was one of the first names on the team sheet.

Rudiger’s contract with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2022, and there have been no talks between the club and the player regarding a new deal.

As per Sky Sports, Rudiger will not push for a move this summer and is willing to see out the final year of his contract at Chelsea if he is not offered a new deal.

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Having played an important role under Tuchel, it’s no surprise that the German manager wants to keep his defender at the club.

What Thomas Tuchel said on Rudiger;

“If he wants a new contract, he has our full support to stay at the club. He is speaking with his performances. He has been amazing since day one,” Tuchel said in May.”

Chelsea’s performances at the back improved under Tuchel as the likes of Thiago Silva and Rudiger were key cogs with their experience and consistency.